When I grew up in the sixties and seventies, I always enjoyed old movies. At that time, open television was the only option we had in the country. There were some stations that broadcast old movies on Sunday mornings or other times.
The great thing about these films was that they were clean and often had a very good plot and plot. Young people today are fun to talk to and they have no idea about many of these quality movies. And they’re only familiar with the pathetic remakes of some of these old classics.
One thing I’ve learned about many of these old movies is that the filmmakers were often interested in more than just making money making a movie. What I mean is that a lot of these movies had a moral lesson or a teaching point or two.
Frank Capra movies come to mind in line with this. Every one of the movies of him that I have seen has a life lesson. My favorite movie of all time is a Frank Capra movie with Lionel Barrymore and Jimmy Stewart in the lead roles. It’s called “You Can’t Take It With You” and it’s great entertainment, but it also makes you think about what life really means to you. This movie was the Best Picture winner in 1938, and I can’t help but think that a movie like this wouldn’t even be made today, let alone be a success.
If you don’t know what to watch on TV at some point, take the time to pick one of these old movies and watch it, you might be pleasantly surprised and like it.